bear  

  • Pronunciation of bear: B EH1 R

  • Number of syllables of bear: 1

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  • Definition of bear

    • (n): massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws  
    • (n): an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price  
    • (v): have on one''s person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"  
    • (v): give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"  
    • (v): be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"  
    • (v): put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"  
    • (v): move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"  
    • (v): support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"  
    • (v): bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"  
    • (v): bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"  
    • (v): take on as one''s own the expenses or debts of another person; "I''ll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"  
    • (v): have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"  
    • (v): behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"  
    • (v): have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"  
    • (v): contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"  

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